Letter #1...

Saturday, 26 April 2014
Dear Charli,

Today you have weighed yourself and the scales have shown 12 stone. That's right 12. Whilst your stomach sank you rubbed your eyes and checked the numbers three times. Stop being in denial, you are overweight. 

You need to stop making excuses and thinking you can eat what you like without any consequences. You need to cut the crap when it comes to exercise and stop the half arsed workouts that will do nothing. 

Deep down you know you are unhappy with how you look, hating the feeling that your boyfriend could do so much better than you but knowing he loves you dearly and this isn't true. Deep down you know that those clothes that are a bit too snug haven't shrunk in the wash, it's you getting bigger. 

This double chin that has appeared over the last few months needs to do one. Whilst a side effect of the medication you are on is weight gain, you need to stop hiding behind that. 

You used to be so small, tiny infact - yet at the time you thought you were fat. How much you wish you could go back to that size. In reality you were very ill then and you should never go back to being that small and frail. 

You can be one of those people who you admire on instagram for loosing weight and being so fit and healthy. YOU CAN. The first step is this week, signing up to slimming world. The thought of this is terrifying you but you can do it and soon you won't bat an eyelid at the thought.

No more being down about how you look. I think this is why you've decided to sit and bash out how you feel in a blogpost. Something you plan to do every now and again. A way of letting out your frustrations instead of self-combusting. 

There is a lot going on in your life that you can't control at the moment and that scares you, but taking control of what you eat and do in terms of exercise is something that is secretly exciting you. Enjoy it.



  1. <3 always here if you ever need a chat.

  2. You have to decide you want it, which you do now! Starting is the hard bit, but I have learnt that it's far easier to keep going once you start than to stop/start :) I'm sure there will be plenty of people, me included, who will support you on this journey! If you there is anything I can do then just say xx

  3. Almost a year ago, I was in exactly the same position as you. I started SW and lost over 1 1/2 stone and haven't looked back. Any help you need, my twitter is sianinsouthsea and my IG is sianandslimmingworld.

  4. You can do it! I relate to this post so much. Lots of love xxx

  5. I too have recently tipped the scales at 12st and it's terrifying! I've made active changes with my diet and, more importantly, I've actually been exercising properly rather than half arsing it/not doing anything! I've only lost a little bit of weight so far, but it's something and that something makes you feel good. I really hope slimming world works for you Charli so that you feel better in yourself :)

  6. I know the feeling Hun, this was me a couple of weeks ago, I stood there and nearly cried, how could I have let it get that farm but I've taken control and feel better, you will get there - shout if you need a chat xxx

  7. Good luck Charli, you can do it and you can do it the right way too without making yourself ill.
    P.S. I think your scales are lying to you! x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life